Teen Kitchen Project

Teen Kitchen Project

Soquel, CA 95073
Tax ID27-0524692

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About this organization






Teen Kitchen Project builds healthy communities through food.


In FISCAL 2018:The mission of Teen Kitchen Project (TKP) is to build healthy communities through food. TKP brings volunteer teens into the kitchen to prepare nutritious, medically tailored meals that are delivered to individuals and families who are impacted by life threatening illness. TKP meets the needs of critically and chronically ill people in Santa Cruz County who are low income, lack a support network of family or friends, or do not qualify for other free meal delivery service. The program also meets the needs of teens by providing them with valuable life skills and the opportunity to give back to their community. Highlights of our program last year include: 1) Delivering 22,926 meals to 269 families in Santa Cruz County. 2) Engaging 450 volunteers in cooking and delivery of meals. 3) Teens donated 4,330 hours in service to community. 4) There was a 40% increase in youth involvement in our Watsonville program. 5) TKP increased its earned income revenue - We saw an increase from 16% to 20% of funding coming from our catering, classes, and camps program. Our catering support team is primarily composed of teen chefs, who we engage preparing and executing events. This on-the-job training allows youth to gain valuable skills while earning income. This year we employed 45 youth in on the job training for our catering and classes.

Interesting data from their 2020 990 filing

From their filing, the objective of the non-profit is stated as “Education”.

When detailing its duties, they were outlined as: “The mission of the teen kitchen project (tkp) is to build healthy communities through food. we accomplish this through our meals program, catering program, and teaching cooking classes.”.

  • The legally reported state of operation for the non-profit is CA.
  • According to the filing, the non-profit's address in 2020 is PO BOX 1853, SOQUEL, CA, 95073.
  • The non-profit's form for the year 2020 reports a total of 13 employees on their payroll.
  • Does not operate a hospital.
  • Does not operate a school.
  • Does not collect art.
  • Does not provide credit counseling.
  • Does not have foreign activities.
  • Is not a donor advised fund.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are between $250,000 and $500,000.
  • Revenue is between $500,000 and $1,000,000+.
  • Revenue less expenses is -$72,495.
  • The CEO's compensation within the organization is determined through a thorough evaluation by an impartial entity.
  • The organization has a written policy that describes how long it will retain documents.
  • The organization has 11 independent voting members.
  • The organization was formed in 2009.
  • The organization has a written policy that addresses conflicts of interest.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule B.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule O.
  • The organization pays $325,708 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $44,536 in fundraising expenses.
  • The organization provides Form 990 to its governing body.
  • The organization has minutes of its meetings.
  • The organization has fundraising events.

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